The Car’s Not The Star

The Rebbe always could spot a great band at a hundred paces, which is why it comes as no surprise that when Audi asked fourteen established and emerging artists to record cover versions of iconic tracks, around which to base the ad campaign for their newly remastered ‘TT’, My Tip for da Top, ‘Zook’ were Top of da lisT.

For the last three months, there’s been a track released each week (with accompanying podcasts, interviews, etc.) on Audi’s TT remastered web site. Highlights include Koko Elektrik’s version of ‘Tainted Love’, Shuffle’s version of ‘That’s Alright Mama’ and the Motorettes version of ‘Kids in America’. But by far the best is, of course, Zook’s acoustic funk noir spoken word rendition of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’…though I can’t help feeling it could do with something…possibly a drum machine and some synths…

The song will be released on Tummy Touch Records next month, though it’s unclear whether the opening line will be “How does it feel” or “Audi it feels.” If you can’t wait ’till then, you can catch their live show on April 19th at Gramaphone, Commercial Street, London, E1.


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